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05-30-2018 03:25 PM  6 months agoPost 1
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Was out flying my first generation T-Rex 450 Pro, all original except for being converted from flybar to DFC. Something gave me a nasty bite on my ear, and in attempting to land quickly I sort of backed it tail first into my lawn. As expected, it stripped out the torque tube gears. This is the first time that this heli has been damaged.

Replacement gears have been ordered, so this little heli should be back in the air soon. As for what bit me, I don't really know other than it hurt like heck.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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05-30-2018 03:37 PM  6 months agoPost 2
old nitroman

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here in fl we have these deer flys, they bite hard

E5s and E7se,and a 766, Roban bell 222 800 superscale,450 bell 4 bladed head,gobby 380and 420 ,180cfx

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05-30-2018 04:04 PM  6 months agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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Here in Florida, always look down at the ground before you spool up. Fire ants can do a serious damage to you if you stand on the nest.
In addition to ground hornets, horseflies, mosquitoes, no seems, blind mosquitos, lovebugs, rattle snakes, cotton mouths, alligators, black bears, you wonder if it is safe to fly in Florida. Well, most of those don't bother you if you don't bother them.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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05-30-2018 06:03 PM  6 months agoPost 4
gmcullan

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While I didn't see it, my guess is that I got munched upon by what we call a "horse" fly. They are big enough that you can just about put a saddle on them and take them for a ride. I am aware of the "nice" critters that you enjoy in Florida. Business used to take me to the space center on a regular basis, so I've seen the warning signs as well as the critters. I discovered that 'gators can run plenty fast when they want to. That was an interesting experience and luckily I retained all of my limbs.

In regard to the heli, there is a major heli supplier only 50 miles away here in Massachusetts. They had the parts in stock and the parts are already in the mail. With any luck I might have them tomorrow, certainly no later than Friday.

Gerry Cullan,
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05-30-2018 06:08 PM  6 months agoPost 5
ticedoff8

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I don't know about MA, but in CA, we have wasps
You get bit by a wasp, it is like being stuck with a red-hot nail (I assume - I've never actually been stuck by a red-hot nail. But, I've been bit by wasps).
They are sneaky.
If you are near their nest, you may not know it until the are biting you.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

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05-30-2018 06:33 PM  6 months agoPost 6
old nitroman

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sometimes its so bad at the field I plug long cord into my generator and put a small fan on my legs to help keep off bugs

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05-31-2018 03:08 AM  6 months agoPost 7
conbones

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yellow flies and noseems are the worst.

Rush 750, cc160hv, vbar silverline
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goblin 500, cc100, ikon
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05-31-2018 10:09 PM  6 months agoPost 8
gmcullan

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Well, not broken for much longer. Ordered the replacement parts shortly after I dinged the heli yesterday morning. The replacements came in USPS this afternoon, just regular first class postage. That's one great supplier!

Gerry Cullan,
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06-03-2018 04:49 PM  6 months agoPost 9
artimus

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In Wasington we have slugs.....

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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06-08-2018 10:10 AM  6 months agoPost 10
AndyH

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Every dang weekend I come home with my legs covered in noseeum bites, and my forearms and wrists with skeeter bites. Grrr. Too damned hot to wear pants and long sleeves though. I use bug spray too. I hate the feel of that stuff.

Noseeums bites itch soooo bad, like terrible flea bites.

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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06-08-2018 01:34 PM  6 months agoPost 11
old nitroman

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I guess we have to pay to fly all year.

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06-08-2018 03:38 PM  6 months agoPost 12
gmcullan

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I was able to get the repaired heli flying this past Wednesday, replacing the original stock white gears with the black V3 gears. All went well and the kept to themselves. After hearing what some of you put up with for biting critters, I think I'll stop complaining about our New England bugs.

Gerry Cullan,
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